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Adobe Patches 23 New Security Holes in Reader and Acrobat

By the time you finish reading this sentence, somebody will have found a new security hole in an Adobe product.

Alright, so maybe that’s a slight exaggeration, but it seems like every time you turn around there’s a new security hole in one of their products—and the worst part is that most of these security holes can be used by hackers to attack you through a web site.

You should make sure you’ve updated Reader and Acrobat through their update menu system. Otherwise, hit the link for the rest of the details.

Adobe patches 23 vulnerabilities in Reader and Acrobat [Download Squad]

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  • Published 10/6/10

Comments (3)

  1. Aethec

    Workaround: Don’t use Adobe Reader, unless you’re forced to.

  2. tneria01

    I use CutePDF to create PDF files and PDF-XChange Viewer to view PDF files. Both are light and quick and don’t cause me any problems….and they are both free.

  3. Darryl C Gardner

    Foxit does a superb job on PDF files. It just works – without Adobe’s problems.

    (And it’s free).

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